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Apply Water Color Effect for your Image
Under Photo Effect, Photoshop Tutorial
In this tutorial, it will show you the steps to Create this Manipulation with Tree Bark Texture and Brush Elements. Along the way, you will learn how you can apply layer masks to image adjustment layers to create this water color effect, as well as learning to blend texture and to use various elements to create great abstract effect.
To make something memorable, it is necessary to apply some traditional effect for your image. Not many designers would like to create such effect, so there are not many tutorials available on the internet. Here is a good one for your reference using the first spaceman as a topic.
Flower is a good stuff for decorating your images. However, sometimes, you may find it difficult to match with your image. Your dressing is an important element to match for different kinds of flower to match with.
Here’s a little Photoshop guide to mimic the 300 style. The effects could also be applied to video in After Effects with a similar setup. Obviously there was a lot more in the compositing of each scene in 300, but I think this presents the basic elements. You can see the layering in an actual 300 shot on this page of the VFX article in this tutorial.
If you are headache of background design, lighting is a good stuff for your background creation. This lighting design has been adopted a few lighting effects such as gradient fill layer and radial lines. You can create your new design style based on these by changing colors or shapes.
To magnify your motion such as crying or shouting in a picture, you can have a try to apply some photo effects. The photo effects usually are lighting, however, this tutorial will show you something different such as applying smoke and dark environment.